I have had the pleasure of working with Dara on numerous occasions, We worked together on the development of some promotional material for early episodes of arts programmes on RTÉ Radio 1 and most recently on the design of my debut album cover. With her help, we explored many possibilities looking for the best visual design for the project and she was endlessly patient and flexible. Her sharp eye and expertise meant that the entire process was a pleasure and that the the final product was completed efficiently and to a very high standard.
Aoife Nic Cormaic, Producer, Music Department, RTÉ Radio 1.
The Children’s Rights Alliance has worked with Dara for many years now, and we’ve always been very happy customers. Dara has designed many of our major publications including our annual Report Card. This is our most high-profile and successful publication, and Dara’s brilliant design has helped ensure it reflects our brand values to be passionate, authoritative and challenging. She is a great designer who always strives for a clean and fresh look. Dara’s services are great value for money and she is a total pleasure to deal from start to the end of a project.
Emma Mc Kinley, Children's Rights Alliance.
The UCD Symphony Orchestra and UCD Ad Astra Academy for the Performing Arts have engaged Dara to design posters/fliers for our most recent performance events. We have been delighted with the look and impact of her work, the resultant imagery being clear, bold and engaging. Dara always responds to the brief promptly and perceptively, making her very easy work with.
Ciarán Crilly, Artistic Director, UCD Ad Astra Academy for the Performing Arts.
Dara has been a valuable creative resource for our business. She offers a level of experience, creativity and responsiveness that has been essential for us to deliver commercial initiatives in tight time frames. Dara offers a flexible and cost effective resource that has always been of a the highest quality, consistently. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dara as a creative partner.
Shane McGonigle, Chief customer officer, MCO (MyComplianceOffice).
It has been great to work with Dara on our key publications. She excelled herself bringing our ideas and vision to life for our last four Annual Reports, Theory of Change and our new Strategy. Her work on the layout and design of each document has been very impressive. She helped us take the design to the next level for each publication. Her creativity and innovation helped us create new icons for each of our goals, and her flair for colour gave us the impetus to adopt a new colour palette for the organisation. I could not recommend Dara enough. Thank you Dara for sharing your talents with us!
Tara Finglas, Communications Officer, Misean Cara.
We chose to work with Dara due to her strong portfolio and her demonstrated understanding of the brief and our particular needs. Dara designed a template for us to form the basis of a suite of educational materials for primary school children, including general layout, choice of font and colour palette. She then worked with our team of illustrators to communicate these design guidelines. She also completed a large volume of typesetting, with some complex elements, within a tight timeframe. The layout and design details supported intuitive navigation of the booklets, while also being visually appealing to both children and adults. The result was a set of materials with a contemporary look and feel. Each component works well individually, while together they form a cohesive family. We would highly recommend Dara’s work and are delighted with the end product.
Rachel Cunningham & Emer Delaney, ERC (Educational Research Centre).